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Ibstock Brick scoops Energy Efficiency win

Ibstock Brick has been announced as the winner of the Energy Efficiency category at edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019. The awards, co-ordinated by leading environmental publisher edie.net and held in London on Wednesday February 6, are the UK’s largest and most prestigious sustainability awards, recognising excellence across the spectrum of …

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John Sinfield to join BMI Group as Regional President North

BMI Group has announced that John Sinfield will join the roofing giant as Regional President North on 1 March 2019. Reporting directly to BMI Group Chief Commercial Officer Mark Andrews, Sinfield will be responsible for the BMI businesses in the UK & Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Sinfield brings …

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Hargreaves warms to Knauf top job

Knauf Insulation has announced that Neil Hargreaves, the company’s former finance director, has been appointed managing director. In his new role, Hargreaves will be responsible for strengthening the company’s leading position in the mineral wool insulation industry. He takes over from John Sinfield, who is leaving to pursue a new …

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Leading UK Security Brands Form New High Security & Safety Group

Leading security brands Chubb Locks Custodial Services (CLCS), Intelligent Locking Systems (ILS) and Pickersgill-Kaye (Kaye) have formed as the High Security & Safety group, a new division of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland. As strong, heritage brands in the high security and rail industries, CLCS, ILS and Kaye …

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Trustmark Joins the Fight Against Criminals

TrustMark, the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme for tradespeople, has joined the ‘Friends Against Scams’ campaign to protect and prevent vulnerable people falling victim to scams. The National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams team welcomed TrustMark’s Chief Executive Officer, Simon Ayers, as a SCAMbassador to help them to protect everyone from scams …

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Elliotts sponsors New Eastleigh Football Club Community Facility

Elliotts Builders Merchant has sponsored the new community changing room at Eastleigh Football Club. Materials including timber, MDF and paint were donated by Elliotts Builders Merchant in Southampton to help the football club provide a new changing space for their walking football, PAN disability and ladies football teams. “We are …

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Ironmongery Direct expands distribution

Online and catalogue ironomongery merchant IronmongeryDirect, and sister company ElectricalDirect have completed a new 100,000 sq ft warehouse, which is the equivalent of two football pitches, to house over 30,000 products for both brands all available for next day delivery. The new facilities will also have 2,000 pallet storage locations. Managing Director …

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Trailblazers needs YOU!

The BMJ Trailblazers will be published in April, which means there is a limited time to gather all the most up-to-date and relevant information from the industry’s Top 50 merchants. Thank you to all those who have already filled in the Trailblazers online form and for those who haven’t, just …

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Browns Builders Merchants welcomes Williamson

Derby independent builders merchant Browns, played host to its local MP Chris Williamson, who visited the company to learn about how it has invested in the business to open a second branch. The relocation of their heavyside operation to new premises means Browns has improved its Old Nottingham Road branch …

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